The Clinton County Workforce Development Roundtable collaboratively tackles the critical and multi-faceted issues surrounding workforce development, retention, and recruitment in Clinton County and our surrounding region. The Roundtable is comprised of business, education, non-profit, government, and economic/community development partners, and is open to anyone from these sectors who would like to become more involved in collaborative solutions to current workforce challenges.

The Roundtable currently has three working groups – School/Community Connections, Education/Training, and Barriers to Work – in which members can become directly involved with identifying top workforce challenges and prioritizing and implementing next steps/projects.



BUSINESSES WANTED! Join us for the first Clinton County Career Exploration Fair on September 28th

The Clinton County Workforce Collaborative, in partnership with Junior Achievement,  is seeking employers to participate in our very first…

Clinton County Career Exploration Fair
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Laurel Oaks Career Campus, 300 Oak Drive, Wilmington

The Career Explorations Fair is designed to get local high school students excited about their futures by exploring career opportunities in high growth industries right here in Clinton County. The Fair will give you an opportunity to build a pipeline between your company and the young people in our community…your future employees!

The Fair is only open to employers in Clinton County. That means that as an exhibitor, you will have exclusive access to:

  • Over 700 young people who are actively planning their futures! All four school districts in the County will be bringing high school students to the Fair. Schools will have scheduled arrival and departure times between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Job seekers of all ages! The Fair will be open to community members from 3 to 6 p.m.

What makes this different than a traditional job fair?

YOU DO! This is a hands-on, interactive, exploratory high-energy event. (See an example of other Career Exploration Fairs hosted by our partner, Junior Achievement, here: CLICK HERE FOR A GREAT EXAMPLE VIDEO)

This is not your typical job fair pushing papers across a desk. Our exhibitors are expected to show up with engaging, interactive, and hands-on displays that highlight their company and industry. What can you bring to, or do during, the Fair that will engage our community’s youth and the general public (who may be your next employee)? Don’t think about telling them why a career in your industry is exciting…show them!

Members of the Workforce Collaborative are happy to brainstorm with you about your booth at the Fair…the sky is the limit!

Registration is required by August 31.

Please register as an exhibitor no later than August 31st using the below link. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available – Workforce Collaborative volunteers will work with you to determine the ideal size and location for your booth.

Registration fees range from only $50 to $250 based on the number of FTE employees you have in Clinton County.  

Small Companies (1-99 employees) is $50, the cost for Medium Companies (100-499 employees) is $150, and the cost for Large Companies (500+ employees) is $250.


The Roundtable collected the information in the School and Community Connections Resource Guide from local businesses, organizations, and schools to better connect all of these entities, and to more comprehensively address workforce needs and solutions throughout our community.

This Guide is intended to make it easier for employers, local schools, and community agencies to identify and expand workforce development opportunities for youth and adults in our community. 

This Guide is a working document that will be updated regularly as contacts, interests, and availability changes. If you would like to have your company’s information included in the Guide, please complete the EMPLOYER SURVEY or SCHOOL SURVEY as appropriate if you haven’t already done so


 If you would like to become involved with the Workforce Development Roundtable in general or through one or more of our working groups, please complete the commitment form (if you have not already done so): 

Complete the online Commitment Form here

The Workforce Roundtable is an initiative of the Clinton County Port Authority, OhioMeansJobs Clinton County, Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, and the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.

For questions or more information, please contact Dessie Rogers, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, at or 937-728-7075.